IMPORTANT DELIVERY AND INSTALLATIONS TIPS
Before scheduling a storage container for delivery to your site, there are a little things you should take into consideration before carrying out this procedure. They may include getting details about permitting requirements, the shipping container cost and delivery, ground conditions and the clearance space which are all examples of information you need to take in to consideration regarding the shipping and delivery of your container. The worst scenario is where you schedule you delivery, but then the company has to cancel your appointment due to the fact that you did very little in preparing your site for delivery. We have a few questions listed out for you to go through to enable you get a smooth installation and delivery of your order.
1. After my order with regards to my project how soon do I need the shipping container?
With shipmancontainers, orders made early and paid for are shipped within a week to your chosen location. With locations not far from our bases we can take a maximum of 24-72 hrs from when we receive the order. If your need for a container is time-sensitive, you need to make sure you inform us about your order way before time. Customers who want their containers delivered to them as soon as possible can contact us through our email or phone number further discussions with our sales team available 24/7.
2. What amount of space do i need for clearance during delivery?
Most often, 20ft storage containers require about 75 feet straight clearance space. 40ft containers will require about 100 feet of straight clearance. Commonly for most containers you will require a minimum of about 20ft of overhead clearance and 12ft of width clearance.
3. What is the cost of the container delivery fee?
With shipmancontainer, if your order is placed and the company is notified before time, we always discussion such option with our clients before the shipping process begins. This goes a long way to prepare the buyer’s mind on the total amount of cash needed for the shipping container cost and delivery and clearance of their containers.
4. Dose the company include the delivery fee in the total purchase of the container?.
Question 3 above gives a clear explanation on how the delivery is handled. For more information you could get to the sales team through our email or give us call on +4876120147.
5. Do I need permission to place a shipping container on my property?
Providing the time you will like to have the container on your property, if it will be for a temporary amount of time then the best option will be to acquire a temporary use permit from your city authorities or proceed with your container placement because most often the permit is not needed.
Again, this will depend on where your property is located (urban vs. rural) and if there are any neighborhood/local regulations. For details if this is the case the company needs to be informed before time so we could double check with your local authorities and led you know when and how it could be done before scheduling the delivery date.
6. When it comes to site preparation what do i need to do?
The company always notifies you on what type of prep you need to do before we ship your container to your given location.
Below are some of the few question we need to know before embarking on delivery:
1.How long do you plan on keeping the shipping container on your property? (There is usually more site prep required for long-term vs. short-term use).
2. How is the ground level is it smooth, level and strong?.
3. Is there a concrete road or sturdy surface to place the shipping container on?.
4. Can the area be accessible by a semi-trailer truck?.
5. Is the chosen site prone to flooding from time to time?.
shipmancontainer will deliver your shipping containers on any of the following surfaces: asphalt, gravel, grass, earth, or concrete. If the ground is soft or unstable, you may want to consider supporting the shipping container with a concrete footing, railroad ties, asphalt or a bed of gravel so that the weight is evenly distributed to prevent movement.
7. Are there specific instructions the driver should know before delivery?
There are situations when it is helpful to provide the driver with specific instructions about your property and storage container placement to ensure a smooth delivery. For example, if you have a single entry unit and you want the entrance/doors to face a certain direction on the property, it is helpful to let the driver know that ahead of time so they can load the portable storage unit appropriately. In many urban areas, drivers have to navigate through narrow entrances or roads where it is difficult to turn the storage container around once it has been loaded on the flatbed trailer.